Synonyms for (noun) draw

draw, haul, haulage

the act of drawing or hauling something

the haul up the hill went very slowly

LESS SPECIFIC: pull, pulling

draw, draw poker

poker in which a player can discard cards and receive substitutes from the dealer

he played only draw and stud

LESS SPECIFIC: poker, poker game

draw, draw play

(American football) the quarterback moves back as if to pass and then hands the ball to the fullback who is running toward the line of scrimmage

LESS SPECIFIC: run, running, running game, running play

draw, hook, hooking

a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer

he took lessons to cure his hooking

LESS SPECIFIC: swing, golf shot, golf stroke


a playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack

he got a pair of kings in the draw

LESS SPECIFIC: playing card

draw, lot

anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random

the luck of the draw; they drew lots for it

LESS SPECIFIC: physical object, object

draw, tie, standoff

the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided

the game ended in a draw; their record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie



a gully that is shallower than a ravine


draw, drawing card, attracter, attraction, attractor

an entertainer who attracts large audiences

he was the biggest drawing card they had

LESS SPECIFIC: entertainer

Synonyms for (verb) draw


cause to localize at one point

Draw blood and pus

LESS SPECIFIC: localise, localize


flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching

draw steel

LESS SPECIFIC: shape, form

disembowel, draw, eviscerate

remove the entrails of

draw a chicken

LESS SPECIFIC: remove, withdraw, take, take away


steep; pass through a strainer

draw pulp from the fruit

LESS SPECIFIC: steep, infuse


reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die

draw wire




The material drew after it was washed in hot water

LESS SPECIFIC: deform, change form, change shape


bring or lead someone to a certain action or condition

She was drawn to despair; The President refused to be drawn into delivering an ultimatum; The session was drawn to a close

LESS SPECIFIC: alter, change, modify


select or take in from a given group or region

The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population

LESS SPECIFIC: select, choose, take, pick out

draw, make

make, formulate, or derive in the mind

I draw a line here; draw a conclusion; draw parallels; make an estimate; What do you make of his remarks?

depict, describe, draw

give a description of

He drew an elaborate plan of attack

LESS SPECIFIC: exposit, expound, set forth

draw, cast

choose at random

draw a card; cast lots


tie, draw

finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.

The teams drew a tie

LESS SPECIFIC: equal, equalise, equalize, equate, match

puff, drag, draw

suck in or take (air)

draw a deep breath; draw on a cigarette

LESS SPECIFIC: breathe in, inhale, inspire


move or pull so as to cover or uncover something

draw the shades; draw the curtains

LESS SPECIFIC: close, shut

draw, pull back

stretch back a bowstring (on an archer's bow)

The archers were drawing their bows


draw, string, thread

thread on or as if on a string

string pearls on a string; the child drew glass beads on a string; thread dried cranberries

LESS SPECIFIC: set up, arrange

pull, force, draw

cause to move by pulling

draw a wagon; pull a sled

LESS SPECIFIC: displace, move

draw, draw in, pull, pull in, attract

direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes

Her good looks attract the stares of many men; The ad pulled in many potential customers; This pianist pulls huge crowds; The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers

LESS SPECIFIC: pull, force, draw

trace, delineate, describe, draw, line

make a mark or lines on a surface

draw a line; trace the outline of a figure in the sand


draw, get

earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher

He drew a base on balls

LESS SPECIFIC: set up, effect, effectuate


engage in drawing

He spent the day drawing in the garden



represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface

She drew an elephant; Draw me a horse

LESS SPECIFIC: represent, interpret


write a legal document or paper

The deed was drawn in the lawyer's office

LESS SPECIFIC: compose, write, indite, pen


elicit responses, such as objections, criticism, applause, etc.

The President's comments drew sharp criticism from the Republicans; The comedian drew a lot of laughter

take out, draw

take liquid out of a container or well

She drew water from the barrel

LESS SPECIFIC: remove, withdraw, take, take away

pull, pull out, take out, get out, draw

bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover

draw a weapon; pull out a gun; The mugger pulled a knife on his victim

LESS SPECIFIC: remove, withdraw, take, take away


move or go steadily or gradually

The ship drew near the shore

LESS SPECIFIC: go, locomote, travel, move


cause to flow

The nurse drew blood

LESS SPECIFIC: remove, withdraw, take, take away

draw, pull

cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense

A declining dollar pulled down the export figures for the last quarter

LESS SPECIFIC: displace, move

reap, draw

get or derive

He drew great benefits from his membership in the association

LESS SPECIFIC: derive, gain

withdraw, draw, draw off, take out

remove (a commodity) from (a supply source)

She drew $2,000 from the account; The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank

LESS SPECIFIC: remove, withdraw, take, take away

quarter, draw, draw and quarter

pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him

in the old days, people were drawn and quartered for certain crimes



require a specified depth for floating

This boat draws 70 inches


allow a draft

This chimney draws very well